As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
I wrote about gun shootings happening in schools, mass shootings, shootings that occur on a day to day basis in regions such as: Houston, or Chicago. Non-sensical killings. A cry for social justice, equality, or to simply send a message for hateful purposes. But when we take the time to examine who is being shot today, such as individuals with white skin, as opposed to homicides and gang related violence involving racial persons that peeked in the late 1990's. Today we can think of a reversed racism, where populations of white skin are being attacked. The reversal of racism and the methods that are used should not be used as a type of payback. But cowardly ways to enforce equality.
But to stray away for a minute from the gun related violence, to think of day to day rhetorics. We can think about radicalized or minority populations. Should one use racial experiences to hate on all majority populations? In a sense put a claim on why someone should claim rights, because of previous racial experiences? I think not. While it is difficult to trust populations or individuals belonging to a certain race that once hurt you, you have to remember that everyone is not the same. Everyone does not have the intention to go out of their way to hurt you.
These thoughts can also be transferred to majority populations as well. Who can also claim the same, when their own kind are being attacked, through shootings, and also de-stabalizing public schooling which is built for all. To truly work together in environments, or where we experience a new beginning, it is to arrive with an open mind. A sense of all encompassing love for all, regardless of previous negative experiences that may have caused harm.
To re-imagine diversity, to work together and live in harmony with majority and minority, means that one must seek out freshness. View experiences as opportunities for learning, growth, development. To push you out of comfort zones, instead of an attack. Because when you realize that not everything is about you, you'll realize that there is more to a view, opinion, or a thought than simply a personal attack.